Environmental Quality & Public Works

Mission statement

To preserve, protect and enhance our Bluegrass environment; to provide public infrastructure systems that are safe, efficient and economical; and to promote a healthy and sustainable quality of life for our citizens.

Environmental Services

Our division engages the public about environmental issues in our community. We work closely with Waste Management and Water Quality to support recycling and stormwater efforts in Lexington. We also manage sustainability initiatives and handle the beautification and maintenance of the city's green spaces and corridors.

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Streets & Roads

Streets & Roads maintains all city and county roads, except those on the state and federal highway system.

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Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and daily operation of the city's computerized traffic control system, including first-line response for emergency signal repair.

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Waste Management

The Division of Waste Management is not just about getting rid of things, it's about Lexington's quality of life, its health, and the look of our community.

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Water Quality

The Division of Water Quality provides citizens of Lexington-Fayette County with wastewater treatment and stormwater management services.

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MLK holiday collection schedule announcement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. No collection will be made on Monday, Jan. 16.

Free Trash Disposal Day – Saturday, January 14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - The City of Lexington is once again partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, January 14 from 6 a. m.

Holiday waste collection schedule announcement

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside pick-up on Mondays and Fridays will be impacted by the holiday collection schedule.



Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

  1. Truck-A-Palooza

    1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

  1. Gobble Grease Toss

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.